Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play Places in Austin

Whether you’re trying to avoid rain, cold or the months of extreme heat in Texas, there are times you just want to take your kids to play inside somewhere. And in Austin, there are plenty of fun spots that fit the bill. (Some of them are even good for adults to sit down and work or chat with friends!)

I’ve rounded up 27 indoor play places for the next time you want to get out of the house but not outdoors. Check out the descriptions below to see what will work best for your kids.

I’ve noted which of these options are included with your Pogo Pass. Use code AUSTINWITHKIDS to get half off your purchase. (I earn a commission for each Pogo Pass sold using my code.)

If you want to see them all on a map, click here!

Best for Littles

1. Almost Grown Play Cafe

This Dripping Springs spot is one big room where you can keep an eye on your kids from one of the many tables placed throughout. There’s a slide, a kitchen, a grocery store, a doctor’s office, and so many toys. Even better, you can get lunch or ice cream while you’re there!

Open Play: $10 per child; adults free

2. Brentwood Social House

Their backyard is one of my favorites (fully fenced-in!), but they also have an indoor play room. There’s a play kitchen, puzzles, games, and kid-sized tables. Grab breakfast or lunch (or just coffee) while you’re here.


3. Little Land

With locations all over town, this is a great option for any little Austinite. Every spot is a little bit different, but they generally have things to climb, things to swing on, and dark rooms with fun lights to explore.

Open Play: $14 per kid

4. Pikopye’s Town

You can find Pikopye’s Town in South Austin or Lakeway, and each location is a little bit different.

The South Austin location is a traditional town with police station, construction site, cafe, hair salon, and more. The Lakeway location has some of the same elements, but is themed like a mountain town, with a bait shop, cabin, cute little camper and more.

Each one has space for parents to get some work done, too!

Reservations required. $19 per kid for 2-hour time slot

5. Slackers Brewing

If you’re here for the indoor play area, it’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a small section at the back of the seating area with a play kitchen, books and little toys. There are also board games and white paper rolls for coloring, so all ages can enjoy themselves.


6. Play Street Museum

The newest indoor play space opened in 2023, and it is as cute as can be! A giant train table, craft space, recycling and fire trucks, and all the adorable shops and houses you expect in a play town.

Reservations recommended. $14 for 1.5 hour time slot. Walk-ins allowed at beginning of time slot, but not guaranteed.

7. Family Barn

Parents of little kids will love this space: it’s completely enclosed by a short wall, so you can see your kid even if you’re outside the wall enjoying food or a coffee at the tables! There’s a small bounce house, ride-on toys, a slide into a ball pit, and little play houses.

Reservations recommended; walk-ins subject to availability. $14 to $16 for 2-hour time slot.

Good for Bigs and Littles

8. Altitude Trampoline Park

Get all their energy out with lots and lots of jumping. There are trampolines of all sizes, foam blocks to jump into, and the location in Round Rock even has an indoor playscape! If you’re bringing little ones, just know that it gets a little wild during busy times, with big kids running around at full speed (but they do offer cheaper tot hours earlier in the day on weekdays — check with your location).

Price dependent on jump time and age. $10-$22 per kid.

9. Indigo Play

This spot in Northwest Austin has separate soft play areas for babies/toddlers, soft imaginative play for smaller kids, and then a huge international-themed, 3-level playscape for bigger kids. There are big American flag slides, hidden Egyptian tombs, rocket ships, and so much more to explore. If you’re sending a smaller kid up in the big kid playscape, be prepared to have to go find them!

$13-$19 per child. $2 per adult.

10. Inflatable Wonderland

Located in Lakeline Mall, Inflatable Wonderland has a handful of bounce houses and inflatable slides, a small playscape, and a bunch of arcade games. (Just a note: Adults aren’t allowed in the bounce houses or playscape, so if your little one will need rescuing, you might be stuck.) This spot is also right next to the mall’s small train and the free toddler play area, so you can fill a good part of the day here.

$12 per kid

11. Main Event

If your kid loves games, Main Event is the place to go. There’s mini golf, laser tag, arcade games and more.

Check for prices and specials.

12. Austin Central Library

You can of course take your kids to any library branch (especially those with separate children’s sections), but the Central Library downtown is the crown jewel of the library system. It’s gorgeous! Big chess, coloring sheets, computer games, toddler toys, and of course the reading porch with the view of the river.

Free; parking garage is free for under 1 hour, but starts at $5 after that

13. Catch Air

This place is a kid’s dream. It’s spaced themed and has a huge playscape — there’s so much to explore inside. Shoot balls, jump on trampolines, find the ball pit, go down slides, climb up walls. There’s also a separate area for smaller kids that is sectioned off so big kids won’t bring their chaos in there!

$8 to $17 per child; $4-$6 per adult

14. Thinkery

Thinkery is Austin’s children’s museum, and it offers places to build and create, play with light and water, and a section for imaginative play with a grocery store and chicken coop. Kids can spend hours here! There’s also an outdoor playground if the weather’s nice, and it’s in Mueller where there’s lot of food options and other places to play and explore.

A visit to Thinkery is included with your Pogo Pass.

$18 for anyone 24 months and up

15. Mt. Playmore

The playscape at Mt. Playmore is a winner. It has multiple stories and encircles a giant room with stairs and slides and swingy things and everything that makes a playscape fun.

It can be easy to lose sight of your kids, so it’s best for kids that you trust to find their way around and out (alternatively, the playscape is built to be large enough for adults to follow kids around!).

There’s also an arcade (you can buy a game card to load and reload), restaurant and completely enclosed toddler area for kids under 36 inches.

A visit to Mt. Playmore is included with your Pogo Pass.

$7 to $12 per child

16. Urban Air

There are a handful of different Urban Air locations around the greater Austin area, so it’s a great option no matter where you live. Though each location varies a bit, most have some trampolines, foam block pits, obstacle courses, rock climbing walls, sky courses, and big playscapes for smaller kids.

$12 to $26 per child (higher prices for access to more activities)

Best for Older Kids

17. Blazer Tag

Blazer Tag bills itself as the biggest laser tag arena in Texas! There are 3 stories of ramps and bridges and obstacles for a fun Star Wars-like experience. It’s recommended for ages 7 and up (even for grown-ups).

$10 per person per game; discount for multiple games

18. Dart’em Up

Who doesn’t love foam darts? Choose your Nerf blaster and play dart tag for an hour with friends. For ages 5 and up.

$14-$17 per hour

19. Tom Foolery’s

Kalahari doesn’t just have a water park — you can also opt to visit the giant arcade and activity center. It’s 80,000 square feet! There are rides, ropes courses, mini golf, laser tag, rock climbing and more.

Day passes: $30 for under 42 inches; $50 for 42 inches and up

20. Epic Fun

Epic Fun has a little bit of everything! Arcade, climbing walls, axe throwing, laser tag, bumper cars, a play structure, and on and on. You can choose attractions a la cart, or pay for passes that include exactly what you want.

Starting at $15 with packages up to $39 (or pay per attraction)

21. Austin’s Park

This amusement park off I-35 has both indoor and outdoor attractions. Inside is a huge arcade with a couple of indoor rides, bowling, laser tag, axe throwing, and a restaurant. If you do head outside, you’ll find more rides, mini golf, go carts, batting cages, and bumper boats.

One visit to Austin’s Park per quarter (plus one game of bowling a month) is included with your Pogo Pass.

Packages start at $35 for kid under 44 inches tall up to $63

22. Monster Mini Golf

The black light mini golf is the main attraction here, and a little bit spooky for an extra fun thrill. There’s also laser tag, a laser maze, arcade and virtual reality.

Mini golf pricing starts at $11; laser tag pricing starts at $7. Packages available.

23. The Dirdie Birdie

This newer spot in the Domain is definitely geared toward adults, and is 21+ after 6 p.m. But during the day, kids age 6 and up can come play on the cool mini golf course. Make your reservations for 5 p.m. or earlier if they include children.

$18 per game


24. Cidercade Austin

There’s nothing better than a free play arcade, especially with kids. You pay for entry and then can play all the games as much as you want! This indoor spot has also has a patio with a nice view of Lady Bird Lake! While this arcade also caters to adults with adult beverages and late hours, if you go earlier in the day, it’s not too crowded and perfect for families.

Play all day for $12

25. Pinballz

Fill your afternoon with family fun at Pinballz. Play new games, nostalgic games, skeeball and more — find the full list for each location on their website!

Water Play

26. Kalahari Indoor Water Park

Definitely one of the pricier options on the list, but SO much fun. Kalahari does it big, and with the indoor water park, you can swim and slide and surf all year long.

Day passes are $80 to $150 each.

27. Splash Shack

This is the coolest concept — you can swim and slide and splash even when it’s bad weather outside. Also a great option for birthday parties if you have a kid who loves swimming but pools aren’t open when their birthday happens.

$23 per child (one adult included with each child ticket)

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